Finance Assistant - Katsina/Zamfara – IRC Jobs Nigeria


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently recruiting for the position Finance Assistant - Katsina/Zamfara, Nigeria. 

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Sector: Finance

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Nigeria

Job Overview/Summary

The Finance Assistant is responsible for essential accounting functions including accounts payable and receivable support, report reconciliation, fund tracking, month-end, and adjusting journal entries.  The Finance Assistant reports to the Finance officer.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Operate effectively in IRC’s proprietary ERP financial accounting system and coach staff when questions arise.
  • Process payments by a variety of methods – ACH, Online banking and Checks
  • Review payment requests made in financial system by staff for accuracy; submit through workflow and post.
  • Prepare a wide variety of month-end, financial close journal entries within mandated deadlines.
  • Prepare weekly deposit and customer payment journals to be posted to the financial system.
  • Create aging reports for fee-for-service programs and follow up on unpaid invoices.
  • Void checks as needed.
  • Assist with internal and external audit inquiries and reporting.
  • Maintain accounting files and records in accordance with IRC and donor requirements.
  • Other projects and assignments as needed.
  • Weekly Cash and Bank reconciliation.
  • Prepare monthly PAYE and WHT payments and file appropriately.

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to:  Finance officer

Indirect/Technical Reporting:

Position directly Supervises: Finance Officer

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program:  Nigeria
  • Region/Global: west Africa (CRRD)

Key External Contacts:  stakeholder


Education: Bachelor’s or HND in business, accounting or finance preferred.  

Work Experience: Relevant professional experience in finance and accounting required; minimum of 2 years’ experience strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

Ability to carry out work with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.

Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.

Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Languages Fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software such as Microsoft Dynamics a plus


Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should follow the link below to submit CV and application letter.

Location: Katsina/Zamfara, Nigeria

Application Deadline: Not Specified


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